What is devotion?

  • (noun): (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently).
    Example: "He returned to his devotions"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on devotion, devotions:

Development and Impact of Mariology
... of Ephesus in 431 formally approved devotion to the Virgin as Theotokos, Mother of God, (more accurately translated as God bearer) ... Devotion to Mary was, however, already widespread before this point, reflected in the fresco depictions of Mother and Child in the Roman catacombs ... In the East, devotion to Mary blossomed in the sixth century under official patronage and imperial promotion at the Court of Constantinople ...
May Devotions To The Blessed Virgin Mary - Origins
... The origin of the conventional May devotion is still relatively unknown ... It is certain that this form of Marian devotion began in Italy ... Around 1739, witnesses speak of a particular form of Marian devotion in May in Grezzano near Verona ...
Buddhist Devotion
... Buddhist Devotion is an important part of the practice of most Buddhists ... According to a spokesman of the Sasana Council of Burma, devotion to Buddhist spiritual practices inspires devotion to the Triple Gem ... A very important form of Buddhist devotion is Pure Land Buddhism, which is practised by most Chinese monks, some combining it with Chan (Zen) ...
May Devotions To The Blessed Virgin Mary - May Devotions
... Some of the devotions are accompanied by pilgrimages ... The last devotion on May 31 is often followed by a solemn procession, during which a statue of the Virgin Mary or a portrait is carried back into the church ... Some May devotions may take place outside in a forest or a dedicated special place ...
Devotion, North Carolina
... Devotion is a small unincorporated community in the Bryan Township of western Surry County, North Carolina ... Fairly isolated, Devotion is on the Mitchell River and is the site of a large (100 square miles) family estate owned by members of the R ...

More definitions of "devotion":

  • (noun): Commitment to some purpose.
    Example: "The devotion of his time and wealth to science"
  • (noun): Feelings of ardent love.
    Example: "Their devotion to each other was beautiful"
    Synonyms: devotedness

Famous quotes containing the word devotion:

    The American people is out to get the kaiser. We are bending every nerve and every energy towards that end; anybody who gets in the way of the great machine the energy and devotion of a hundred million patriots is building towards the stainless purpose of saving civilization from the Huns will be mashed like a fly. I’m surprised that a collegebred man like you hasn’t more sense. Don’t monkey with the buzzsaw.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    I have never doubted your courage and devotion to the cause. But you have just lost a Division, and prima facie the fault is upon you; and while that remains unchanged, for me to put you in command again, is to justly subject me to the charge of having put you there on purpose to have you lose another.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)